Renee Simms’s writing appears in Callaloo, Literary Hub, Southwest Review, North American Review, Ecotone, the Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellow and has received support from Kimbilio Fiction, Ragdale, Vermont Studio Center, and PEN Center. Her debut story collection is Meet Behind Mars.
A Points South story from the Summer 2018 issueOne summer during an electrical storm, Mama Rubie turned off the power in her house and we huddled on the stairs until the weather calmed. One day this will be yours, she said, as we sat on the staircase. I imagine your father will give this house to you when I’m gone. I nodded although I didn’t understand.